Leadership Summit
June 7-9, 2019

New Location! Embassy Suites & Convention Center, St. Charles, MO


Leadership Summit registration – $170 (cutoff May 27)
Onsite registration – $200
Guest Awards Luncheon Ticket – $40
Guest Reception Ticket – $25
Guest Sunday Breakfast Ticket – $35
Board President Roundtable – $0

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View the 2019 Leadership Summit Agenda

Schedule At-A-Glance 

Friday, June 7 
New Board Member CBM Essential Training 
(No cost but registration required) 

Board Secretary Basics 
(separate registration required) 

Board President Roundtable 
(No cost but registration required through Leadership Summit) 

Saturday, June 8 
General Session 
Concurrent Sessions 
Awards Luncheon 
Concurrent Sessions
Delegate Assembly 
Celebrating Students Reception 

Sunday, June 9 
Breakfast & General Session 


Melissa Sadin, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Ducks & Lions: Trauma Sensitive Resources & Program Director, Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools for the Attachment & Trauma Network

Dr. Sadin has served as a special education teacher and building administrator. She is currently working as a director of special education. Publicly, Dr. Sadin has been vice-president of her local school board, is on the Board of Directors of the Attachment & Trauma Network and serves as the director of the Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools Program.  She has conducted research on the perceptions of teachers working to create trauma-informed classrooms.  Dr. Said in a published author and has produced numerous webinars on children with attachment trauma in schools.  Currently, Dr. Sadin works as an education consultant and developmental trauma expert providing professional development to school districts, municipal service providers and parents.  As an adoptive mother, Dr. Sadin provides first-hand expertise in her work with adoptive parents at conferences and in other formal and informal settings.  Her book, Teachers’ Guide to Trauma has recently been released.

Pam Allyn
Literacy and Senior Vice President of Innovation and Development for Scholastic Education

Pam Allyn is a leading literacy expert, author, and motivational speaker. She is the Senior Vice President of Innovation and Development for Scholastic Education. Pam also founded the organization LitWorld in 2007. Today this groundbreaking global literacy movement serves children across the United States and in more than 60 countries, pioneering game-changing initiatives impacting millions of children and young adults, including LitCamp and World Read Aloud Day.

Pam is the author of 26 books for educators, leaders and families on reading, writing, and quality learning. Her most recent publication is Every Child a Super Reader, co-authored with Dr. Ernest Morrell. Other books include Your Child’s Writing Life, What To Read When and Pam Allyn’s Best Books for Boys.

Pam is featured widely in the press and on social media as a nationwide and global education expert for both home and school, speaking to the power of education to open a world of possible for every child, everywhere. Pam is a Kellogg Foundation Alumni Fellow for Racial Equity and Healing. She is the recipient of the 2017 Teachers College Columbia University Distinguished Alumni Award.

The Power of Story to Change the Lives of all our Students: A 365 Day Transformation

Pam Allyn, renowned literacy leader, author and Senior Vice President for Innovation at Scholastic will share ways board members and administrative leaders can create and shape outcomes for all students as literacy learners. With practical tools and guidance for your unique roles in leadership, Pam will present a lively, engaging and inspiring session with powerful new ideas for the academic success and social emotional well-being of your district.


Embassy Suites by Hilton
Two Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63303

Embassy Suite Room Rate is $154.00 plus taxes (room rate expires May 7, 2019)

You can call the Embassy Suites reservations line at 800-560-7782 or book online through their website, using the group code ‘MBA’.

Photos from 2018 Leadership Summit

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Jamie Fessler – Manager, Conferences and Events
573-445-9920, ext. 303

Information for Delegates
2018 Leadership Summit
2018 Advanced CBM2018 Distinguished Certified Board Member
2018 Master CBM2018 Governance Team Award
2018 Advanced and Master Certification2018 Outstanding Boards of Education Award